Adobe issued two security bulletins on Tuesday, fixing a critical security vulnerabilities in Shockwave Player, and another affecting its RoboHelp authoring product.
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The Web site of information leak site Cryptome was compromised earlier this month and infected with the Blackhole exploit kit, according to documents posted on the site.
The Russian software company, ElcomSoft, has developed a tool capable of recovering iWork passwords from Apple Numbers, Pages, and Keynote applications. According to ElcomSoft, ‘Distributed Password Recovery’ is the first commercially available tool with this capacity.
Members of an online hacking group that calls itself SwaggSec say they hacked systems belonging to Chinese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn and made off with login credentials belonging to some of the company’s biggest clients. Foxconn has declined to comment.
Researchers in China published a trove of information on previously unknown (zero day) vulnerabilities in popular applications for Google’s Android mobile operating system on Wednesday, including mobile browsers and at least one mobile wallet application.
A report from Web security firm zScaler finds that Web pages hosted by the firm Dreamhost are being redirected to a scam Web site in Russia following a hack of the company’s servers last month.
CANCUN, MEXICO — A panel of top law enforcement officers in charge of cyber criminal investigations reveals that the guys with the white hats face an uphill climb if they want to take down cyber criminal kingpins, with outdated laws and processes on the one hand, and an increasingly skeptical and privacy-conscious public on the other.
Verisign, the Internet security company responsible for management of the .COM domain, told federal regulators that it was the victim of several successful attacks in 2010, but that those incidents were not reported to the company’s management until September, 2011. The news was first reported by Reuters.
Hackers operating behind Chinese IP addresses reportedly compromised seven Canadian law firms and the Canadian Finance Ministry and Treasury Board in an attempt to disrupt the high-profile acquisition of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan by the Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd.
Researchers at the security firm M86 report that hackers have compromised hundreds of Web sites that use the WordPress content management system. The sites, mostly small Web pages and blogs, are being used to fool spam filters and redirect unwitting visitors to drive by download Websites that will install malicious software on vulnerable systems.